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Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake

  Simply delicious! This would make the perfect dessert for any holiday or special occasion. This is better than ANY strawberry shortcake you have ever had, PROMISE!  You can make everything the day before. If you make the gelato in advance, let it thaw for 1 hour before serving to get the right consistency For…

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Copy Cat Mounds Eggs

WHY?? WHY have I waited SO long to remake a Mounds Candy Bar??? Why? To be honest, Mounds was never one of my favorites, but after creating this recipe, I am LOVING my copy cat version! I have found that I have a different appreciation for certain foods now that I have completely cut grains…

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12-Minute Cheesy-Hamburger Helper

Quick. Easy. Satisfying. That is what this meal is all about! I guess you can call me old school, but a meal is not a meal without having both a meat and a vegetable. This 12-Minute Cheesy-Hamburger Helper is just that, meat, veggies and oh, CHEESE for good measure! With just a few basic ingredients,…

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3-Ingredient Almond Joy Bites

Yes, with just 3 ingredients you can be enjoying your own Almond Joy without any of the guilt! Low-carb, dairy-free and they can even be made nut-free by using pumpkin or sunflower seeds! These bites are full of flavor but not full of sugar or chemicals!  All about Chocolate  Here are my favorite chocolate brands.…

10 Grain-Free Cereals

10 Grain-Free Cereal Recipes & More Breakfast Ideas

Cereal. Possibly everyone’s FAVORITE convenience food, but definitely one of the WORST foods you can eat, especially in the morning. The commercials and advertising for cereal really get under my skin, too. These sugar and chemical-filled foods are usually marketed toward kids, using bright colors and funny characters to grab your child’s attention. Oh, and…

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EASY Bunny Cake

I have talked before about how food brings back memories, and I am sure for many, your childhood Easters’ would not have been the same without a Bunny Cake! I’m not saying Easter is about bunnies, because it’s not, but fond childhood memories come back when I see this cake! You can pretend to make…

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Smokey Salmon Cakes

Let’s just face it, canned salmon has gotten a bad wrap! Growing up we ate it a few times a month with baked beans and mac & cheese (because it was cheap). Until recently, I usually only reached for canned salmon when I needed a quick protein. Not that I don’t like salmon, I really…

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Extra Yummy Sauce

The name of this sauce pretty much sums it up… YUMMY! It’s my version of the white sauce they serve you at Japanese restaurants (which I would pour over my entire plate)! You can also buy it in the grocery store but it is full of yucky ingredients including soybean oil and corn syrup, just…

30-minute meals update

One Month’s Worth of 30-Minute Dinner Recipes

Let’s face it… sometimes life just happens and our plans get thrown out the window, especially for dinner! For some, this means stopping for fast food or just scrummaging through the fridge to try to put together a decent meal.  Check out these 22 Dinner Ideas that can be on your dinner plate in less than…

Baton Rouge Katie from Green Living exercise photo

10 Dominating Benefits of Regular Movement and Exercise

Enjoy this clever but insightful guest post about the benefits of exercise from my friend Katie at Green Living. Katie Dawson Green, HHP, NMT is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Neuromuscular Therapist located at Trinity Holistic Health & Training. She is currently studying to further her license in neuromuscular therapy. Katie’s career began as a…

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10-Minute Asian Fried Cabbage with Yummy Sauce

I am a true Southern girl all the way down to the bone, complete with a grand plantation wedding and a love of dirt roads and big trucks! I simply adore “Sweet” Tea, Fried Cube Steak, Southern Biscuits and Pound Cake (all grain-free of course), but I do love expanding my palate to embrace other…

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Ginger Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

They say 7 is the perfect number and for this recipe, it really was! I experimented over the weekend and made 7 different test batches to get a great tasting and perfectly moist spice cake. I really should have named my blog “Satisfying Eats: The Grain-Free Test Kitchen” with all the grain-free and low-carb experimenting…

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20-Minute Minestrone Soup with Chicken

My challenge this week…. to create 4 meals that take less than 25 minutes from start to finish. Be sure to check out my 15-Minute Creamy Chicken with Green Beans from earlier this week. Grain-free, fresh and healthy food should taste good but doesn’t always have take a lot of time, but it does require…

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15-Minute Creamy Chicken with Green Beans

“Life is busy but you have to eat!” Well, that seems to be my motto this past year since baby Connor came along. Now that Connor is eating solids it seems like all I am doing is cooking, cleaning up mess and cooking more. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook it’s just cleaning…

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Grain-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are Easy and Delicious, sure to impress even your sugar & grain-loving friends! I use a different method (I don’t roll the dough balls in cinnamon but actually add the cinnamon to the dough), but I know you are going to love them. Want to make these nut-free? Just use raw ground sunflower…

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Shamrock Power Shake

If you have been following my blog for any time you know I LOVE my shakes! They are so tasty and packed with good fats, collagen and whatever else I can fit into my blender! To be a little festive, I decided to add some spinach to my shake yesterday and it was so good!…

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Shamrock Cupcakes (Nut-Free)

Science Rules & Green Foods are Cool  Cooking is all about taste and science! It’s pretty amazing how combining a few simple ingredients can create such flavorful dishes. This couldn’t happen without a little (or a lot of) science! By now I am sure everyone knows that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) reacts with an…

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Real Vanilla Bean Gelato

No matter what time of year it is I LOVE ice cream, and I make it often! This Gelato was a delicious twist on tradition ice cream, and was the PERFECT accompaniment to my World’s Best Chocolate Cake that I made for my youngest son’s first birthday. Really, I could eat this cake & gelato…

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Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread

When I gave up grains over two years ago I also gave up Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread. I am pretty excited to now enjoy a slice of grain-free cinnamon raisin bread without creating the sugar spikes and the insatiable appetite I would get after eating the grain-filled version.  Stay tuned for an upcoming post about…